Natural variation in the response of Caenorhabditis elegans towards Bacillus thuringiensis.

@article{Schulenburg2004NaturalVI,
  title={Natural variation in the response of Caenorhabditis elegans towards Bacillus thuringiensis.},
  author={Hinrich Schulenburg and Sylke M{\"u}ller},
  journal={Parasitology},
  year={2004},
  volume={128 Pt 4},
  pages={433-43}
}
Almost nothing is known about the natural ecology of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, including its interactions with parasites. To help rectify this discrepancy, we assessed natural variation in the response of C. elegans towards a potential parasite, the soil bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis. Our results show that 10 isolates from across the world differ significantly in survival rate and infection level when confronted with a parasitic strain of B. thuringiensis. Furthermore, behavioural… CONTINUE READING